I dabble in sound engineering as a musician who records guitars and mics etc and I'm just about to purchase my first camcorder. I have virtually no knowledge of the camera world and am mainly a sound guy.
Initially, I will be using it for Youtube clips of me playing guitar with the guitar being recorded straight to my PC via 'Sonar 7 Producer Edition' which very good recording studio software.
Although I will initially be using anything I buy for Youtube footage, I would like a reasonably good quality device that I could use to record video footage of other stuff - holidays and band musical performances etc. Therefore, I'm looking for something much better than the typical grainy low quality footage normally associated with Youtube.
My idea is to have a high quality audio capture with a reasonably good picture quality, both of which I can sync. Is this possible? I mean, recording audio to my PC using my own mics, creating an audio file via Sonar and then merging the audio and video footage togther in other software (don't know which). If this is dooable, which software can I use for this? Would a camera come with this?
I'm looking to achieve something along the lines of the follwing:
Actually, I'd perhaps like better than this come to think of it.
I would prefer to get a camera for less than £200 but would likely go as high as £400 if there was to be a notable worthwhile difference (relative to my needs) in purchasing a better one. Any recommendations of camcorders at both mentioned price levels would be appreciated. My OS is Windows.
Thanks in Advance.